President • 05 November, 2019

President meets the Commissioner for Children's Rights Aruzhan Sain

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It is reported by press service of Akorda. 

During the meeting, topical issues of health and social protection of children, as well as combating violence were discussed.

Aruzhan Sain mentioned the problem of newborn children suffering from retinopathy of prematurity, which leads to vision loss. On average, about 20 thousand premature babies are born in the country, of which 4 thousand with extremely low body weight. According to her, to solve this problem, it is necessary to organize effective ophthalmological care on the basis of perinatal centers and maternity hospitals in the regions of the country, communication with local executive bodies, staffing with diagnostic equipment, as well as training and professional development of medical specialists.

Aruzhan Sain also spoke about the importance of the early introduction of the international classification of human functionality in Kazakhstan, which will help to systematically solve the problems of children with cerebral palsy, as well as hearing, vision and other ailments.

Stressing the exceptional importance of protecting the rights and health of children, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that he will always keep this issue under special control.

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